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    • CJ
    • 14.04.10 | 04:16 (IDT)

    ".. to what extent was the deadline to declare sovereignty a mere formality?" //not later than 1 October 1948. The boundaries of the Arab State, the Jewish State, and the City of Jerusalem shall be as described in Parts II and III// "..the Arabs rejected the partition plan upon its public release...I don`t see anyone would have waited for expiration in the face of a serious existential threat." A) Non binding. No obligation. B) Rejection of partition was not a declaration of war. The Arab League Declaration on the Invasion of PALESTINE, contained no threat to Israel. There's no UNSC Res condemning their action. Israel was no longer a part of Palestine. " ...I am just of the impression that their existence did not change the outcome of the 1948 proceedings significantly" In order to declare Sovereignty an entity must control all the territories it declares, Jewish forces in the Palestinian territories prevented them being able to declare Sovereignty then and ever since

    from the article: How to tell when a Mideast Expert is lying
    First published 15:28 12.04.10 | Last updated 22:10 13.04.10
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